Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunny Monday

This morning we are jockeying for a good position in the sun.   The front glass entry porch is a great place to lay and soak up the morning sun.  Above,  I am on the couch, Nala is debating joining me up on the couch, Bella is lying on Nala's favorite pillow on the floor and Stella on the far right is trying to find a place where no one will step on her. 
Finally Bella joins me on the couch, and Nala finds her place on the floor where she shows us her wonderful nap style.   Below, Nala knows how to nap with real class, she can sleep through almost anything.   Being deaf has its advantages, you don't wake up unless it is something pretty loud or someone gets excited and trips over her.   She hides her eyes behind the chair so the sun won't keep her awake. 
The Chauffeur is off playing his Santa games, and we have a very quiet day waiting for his return.   You would think that with all of the cookies and milk he gets that he would have some left over to share.   He wanted to tell the children to leave cookies and dog treats under the Christmas Tree, but they persuaded him that not everyone knows about the Reindogs, some poor misguided children still think that Reindeer pull Santa's sleigh. 

Stella and I get to do some floor exercises to keep healthy.   Bitey Face is a favorite game of ours.  

We wanted to point out that Foster Stella seems to have learned her social manners.   Readers will remember that Stella came back to us after going to her new home, then being returned because she fought with the resident Golden, she fought to the point that trips to the vet and many stitches were required.   She spent three days with our three cousins without a single quarrel.   We think it was a bad combination of two dogs and not a permanent defect in character that caused Stella to be aggressive with her sister at the home that she went to.    She has shown no signs of aggression with us, she did learn how to wrestle from Bella, Bella is very loud when she plays, Bella growls, snarls and barks when she plays, sounding like she is about to tear you from limb to limb.   Stella has learned to play loudly like this as well.    

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. This year, I am leaving treats for the reindogs instead of reindeer! I'm not sure what this "sun" thing is of which you speak...we have not seen it for a long time here, but is sure looks nice!

    Glad to hear about Stella - she just needs to find the right brother or sister!!

  2. Wishing we had some sun right now instead of strong winds - you guys look so comfortable!

    Hopefully a new home is awaiting Ms Stella in the future.

    Nadine & Neeli
    Angel doggie Apples (Happy 16th B'Day my beloved rescue - 12/06/1994-10/21/2010)

  3. What a great way to pass the time--in the sun with friends!!

    I'm so glad to read the good news about Stella!! I hope it continues and it's not just because Santa lives in your house and she's just trying to be good during the holidays! :-)

  4. It is so funny how loud some dogs are when they play and you're right - they do sound like they are about to kill each other. But then they just go about their business!!

  5. Nala has an excellent napping technique


  6. Hi Mogley!

    So glad that Stella is such a great social butterfly!

    I see good things in her future...however, I think maybe y'all should let her stay with y'all forever...I can't think of a more fun home.

    Don't tell my Humans, but they can get VERY boring!

    See y'all soon!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  7. GReat job all!

    I'm sure woo will have Stella ready to pakhk off furry soon!


  8. Oh my you guys...I feel so sorry that your life is one of tough moments and an even rougher 'crowd' I certainly hope you survived your day! and are looking forward to a brighter tomorrow!

  9. You guys and gals sure do have that "nap" thing down pat, but then you are Goldens...BOL
    Glad to hear that Stella is making progress, but we are sure that you are a big part of that improvement.

    Hamish & Sophie

  10. You sure don't look like you all are suffering, lying there in the sun all comfy. We want to thank you, Mogley, Bella and Stella, to include Nala in your activities. We take care of our sister Lady too, and she is just like Nala.

    Soon Stella will be gone because you did all such a wonderful job teaching her manners.

    From a sunny but cold Florida; Earnhardt, Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver

  11. It must be that time of year for nap space jockeyin! And how gorgeous you are!!!

    I'm happy to hear of Stella's progress... We are wishin the best for that Sweet Girl!!!

    wif love from the Luke

  12. Ooooh! That sunny spot looks MIGHTY NICE!!! We think Nala is quite smart - why have anything like sun interrupt an otherwise perfect nap? We're totally with you on the whole Reindog thing, so there will be dog cookies next to the scotch... Your arguments for Reindogs were extremely persuasive. (And yay for bitey-face!!! We always love some good bitey-face photos!)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  13. Looks cozy! I think I'd like to come curl up in that sunroom :)


  14. That is most wonderful news about Stella. We would like to all get along, but sometimes we just don't. No reflection of individual character - just life.
    And yes, bitey-face is an important daily ritual.
    Ben and the fellas

  15. Sweet golden naps and romps :)

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose